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The Runaway Dragon
 
 
Author
Kate Coombs.
Publisher FSG  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 8.5 x 5.75 x 1 inches
ISBN 9780374363611
Pages/Publication Date 292/2009
Daedalus Item Code 21242
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When Meg's dragon Laddy flies away from home, she knows she must go on a quest to find him, in this sequel to Kate Coombs' ALA Notable Children's Book The Runaway Princess, for readers 10 to 12. But Meg hasn't counted on her parents, the king and queen of Greeve, sending a veritable army along with her, including lady-in-waiting Dilly, gardener's assistant Cam, skinny guardsman Nort, and the young wizard Lex. Of course, Meg's quest goes topsy-turvy once she enters the enchanted forest—and meeting up with the dashing bandit Bain again isn't at all what she expected.

"Coombs again takes a familiar setup ... and makes it fresh with droll humor, brisk plotting, and multidimensional characters.... A warm, witty story that will leave readers clamoring for the next installment."—Horn Book

"[The] story follows a route filled with surprises and intricate twists that keep readers wondering when, and if, Meg will reach her goal. She encounters unusual characters as she traverses an enchanted forest, but her unwavering courage keeps her steadfastly focused. Coombs cleverly incorporates references to fairy tales. The group rescues Spinach, a girl with unusually long hair imprisoned in a tower, who joins the adventure. They are forced to become playthings for a giant's daughter. Malison, the witch who ensnares Meg and her people, is the personification of evil and deviousness. Meg is a likable and multidimensional figure, as are her companions. The evil characters are richly drawn as well. Patricia Wrede's fans will love this offering, as will those who enjoyed Gail Carson Levine's Ella Enchanted."—School Library Journal

 
 
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